JUBA — South Sudan’s minister of youth and sports Albino Bol Dhieu has this evening issued a ministerial order suspending the Chairperson of South Sudan National Youth Union (SSNYU) Gola Boyoi Gola.
This comes after two letters addressed to Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al Sisi and deputy chair of Sudanese transitional sovereign council Gen. Mohamed Hamadan Daglo purported to be written by Gola circulated on social media.
“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me in the article 114(1) of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 and amended 2015 and vide Presidential Decree No (33) 2020 read together with article 46(1) of the Constitution of South Sudan National Youth Union (SSNYU), I Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu, the National Minister of Youth and Sports of the Revitalized Government of National Unity do here by issue this Ministerial order no: 12/2022 for the suspension of Mr. Gola Boyoi Gola Chairperson of South Sudan National Youth Union pending investigation effective from today the 12th of May 2022,” the ministerial order issued by Bol reads in part.
According to the order, the suspensions comes on the backdrop of “the two alleged letters written to H.E the president of Arab Republic of Egypt and H.E the Deputy President of Sudan Sovereign Council respectively.”
Bol went on to form an investigation committee headed by head of youth commission at the ministry of youth and sport with members from the ministry of foreign affairs, national security service, as well as from the office of vice-president for youth and gender cluster.
According to the order, the committee “Shall investigate the Authenticity of the alleged written documents” and “Shall Investigate on how possible for the chairperson of SSNYU to directly address the head of states and governments of the Foreign Countries, ignoring all the diplomatic channels and the protocols needed.”
It said that the committee “Shall submit their findings and recommendations within an ultimatum of 15 working days effective from the date of the signature of this Ministerial order” and that “The Investigation Committee shall be located at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.”